SOURCE: PanTerra Networks

January 22, 2008 06:00 ET

PanTerra Networks and D-Link Expand Partnership to Offer Full-Featured IP Phone Solution

Worksmart™ Software-as-a-Service Suite, IP End-Point, and Auto-Provisioning

SUNNYVALE, CA and FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - PanTerra Networks (www.panterranetworks.com), a leading provider of on-demand unified communications services for small and medium sized businesses, and D-Link (www.dlink.com), the end-to-end provider of computer networking solutions for consumers and businesses, today announced the expansion of their partnership focusing on end-to-end unified communications solutions for the small-to-medium business (SMB) market.

The end-to-end solution leverages PanTerra Networks' Worksmart Software-as-a-Service ("SaaS") platform and D-Link's Internet Protocol (IP) telephony equipment, which provide a full-featured, cost-effective standards-based on-demand solution. The D-Link® IP phones offer the functionality of legacy telephone devices while helping reduce long-distance and international phone toll charges when used with Worksmart services.

"D-Link equipment, along with PanTerra's Worksmart services, provide the ideal value and feature set for businesses, and we are pleased to expand our already strong relationship with PanTerra," said Tom Paterniti, Vice President of Distribution and Business Development at D-Link Systems, Inc. "As part of the Worksmart suite, the PanTerra Smartstart Auto-Provisioning service has been integrated into the D-Link IP telephony equipment, and together we provide the industry's leading technology, uniquely designed to allow our channel partners to mass deploy D-Link phones in minutes. Smartstart has both a Web interface and an IVR telephony interface, offering maximum flexibility."

Worksmart includes a full-spectrum of SaaS unified communications services with a single billing, provisioning, administration component and an intuitive dashboard user interface. Services can be activated and deactivated in minutes. Customers are able to start with just the features needed and expand as the business grows. The end-to-end solution from D-Link and PanTerra Networks provides channel partners with the opportunity for a healthy monthly recurring revenue stream and allows SMB customers to work effectively and economically with high employee productivity and efficiency.

"By expanding our partnership with D-Link, we are able to offer unparalleled SaaS unified communications services with the leading software and hardware technologies as well as superior distribution and fulfillment support," said Rob Mainor, Executive Vice President of Business Development at PanTerra Networks. "The bundle of Worksmart and D-Link hardware will provide our channels with a leading industry offering and the right tools to enjoy the lucrative opportunity of the transformational SaaS play in the SMB market."

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, Calif., 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com.

D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

About PanTerra Networks

PanTerra Networks is a leading provider of on-demand unified communications Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for small and medium sized businesses. The Company's Worksmart solution integrates voice and IP calling, PBX and call-distribution services, secure instant messaging, multimedia conferencing, web collaboration, remote desktop sharing and ACD/call center services delivered in a single easy to provision and easy to use and administer interface. Worksmart's ability to tightly integrate with other business applications like Salesforce automation makes it an ideal productivity tool. PanTerra's hosted on-demand service keeps capital investment low and aligns operating expense to business value. Worksmart services are co-branded and re-sold exclusively through service providers, distributors and resellers. The Company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit http://www.panterranetworks.com or call +1 408.702.2200.

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